Motion - Config Option Picture Type

picture_type

  • Type: Discrete Strings
  • Range / Valid values: jpeg, ppm
  • Default: jpeg
  • Group: Output - Picture

This option specifies the type of picture file to output., This option specifies the type of picture file to output.

The recommendation is to always use jpg except if you have a specific need to store high quality pictures without any quality loss. For web cameras you should always choose jpg. Note that the built in webcam server requires that this parameter is set to off.
Topic revision: r2 - 07 Aug 2016, KennethLavrsen
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